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Book Review: Papiliones - Jonathan Bradley

Updated: Mar 11, 2023

Butterflies are not only beautiful but are steeped in symbolism and belief. In ancient Greek, the word for butterfly is "psyche" which means "soul". A small town in Mexico also sees butterflies as souls, the same town where the monarch butterflies migrate every year on and around the holiday known as the Day of the Dead. This is an age-old belief dating back to their ancestors, the Aztecs who built an empire from the 14th to 16th centuries in Central America.

Papiliones - Jonathan Bradley

Title: Papiliones

Author: Jonathan Bradley

ISBN: 9781911589211

Available in Hardback for £15.95

I love butterflies, so beautiful and free. When I heard about the book Papiliones, I was interested in finding out more.

Papiliones is a collection of poems inspired by butterflies. All poems are a unique creation to each butterfly. They invoke a range of emotions from joyful and fun to some more sad and thoughtful. The book is beautifully presented with great introductions, stories about each of the butterflies, and crisp, colourful close-up photographs.

I had no idea how interesting and informative the book would be. It's very educational and anyone who loves butterflies will love it!

Any profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Butterfly Conservation.

I would love to hear from you. Please email any questions/comments to:

The book is now available via Waterstones.

Happy Travels:) x ​

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